Anavatos

Anavatos (Ανάβατος) is an almost completely abandoned Medieval village that sits hauntingly on top of a small mountain in Chios. When approaching it on the road from Avgonima, it looks like a scene from Game of Thrones.

Anavatos, Chios, Greece

Anavatos

Anavatos, Chios, Greece

Anavatos

Access to the ruins is available from a path near a small plaza next to the church. A sign clearly indicates the dangers of climbing on the ruins, but the path up to the top was well-maintained.

Anavatos, Chios, Greece

Anavatos

Anavatos, Chios, Greece

Anavatos

Climbing through the 400 or so ruined stone homes is a surreal experience, especially knowing they were abandoned after the 1822 Massacre of Chios. The views from the ruins were fantastic, and it was even possible to go inside the ruined church, which was under restoration at the time of my visit.

Anavatos, Chios, Greece

Anavatos

Anavatos, Chios, Greece

Anavatos

Anavatos, Chios, Greece

Anavatos

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